The new Honda CR-V is on the verge of revealing its 2017 model, and at South Motors Honda, we’re ready to welcome America’s best-selling SUV into our lineup. In fact, our Miami dealership is more than ready to begin what will be another long and beautiful relationship with America’s crossover sweetheart.
Although details are sketchy, here’s what you might expect from the 2017 CR-V when it’s released.
Redesign or Badge Job?
The 2017 Honda CR-V is set to be a completely redesigned model, but we’d bet this crossover won’t deviate from its past award-winning characteristics, such as a roomy interior, exceptional fuel economy, and practical style.
Potentially influenced by the Honda Pilot, another top-selling SUV in the manufacturer’s lineup, the new CR-V may boast a wider frame to accommodate longer axles, more passenger volume, and possibly even cargo space. The HR-V, Honda’s subcompact SUV, may also lend a hand in the CR-V’s sporty redesign and intuitively laid-out dashboard.
We’d anticipate that the new 2017 CR-V will have an upmarket appeal on the inside. Cabin trim should exceed expectations, even though the 2016 model offers a high-end interior. Premium features such as a power liftgate, LED and DLR lights, and the Honda Sensing suite of safety systems could find their way into base models—Honda Sensing has been an exclusive offering in only the latest CR-V Touring models—as standard or optional. We’d base this claim plausible considering the 2017 Honda Civic has done the same.
Recent spy photos, should they be of the officially unrevealed Honda CR-V, expose some more distinct styling. A mesh grille looks almost mustache-like and flows from the slim headlamps. Wheelbases appear larger than past models. Brake lights are angled like horizontal fish hooks, each spliced by the cargo lid and slightly curved onto the SUV’s side. The interior dash boasts updated controls, steering wheel, and air vents now prominently positioned above the center stack.
Overall, it’s apparent that the 2017 CR-V will kick up some significantly redesigned elements. Rumors have even crept into the conversation that the 2017 Honda CR-V could offer third-row seating, pushing the passenger capacity to seven. If that were the case, Honda would be impeding on the success of their own Odyssey models—a strategy that could be viewed as unwise. Expect standard two-row seating, with the possibility of optional third-row seating in high-end packages.
An Upgraded Chassis & Engine
Safe money is on the 2017 Honda CR-V offering a similar selection of engines as the Civic—the newly introduced 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder should be the engine most consumers will seek out—all of which should be paired with the traditional yet highly romanticized CVT and either FWD or AWD. The chassis should be lengthened, emulating that of the Civic, and should provide drivers and passengers with better handling, driving comfort, and safety thanks to its light yet rigid frame.
When Will the 2017 CR-V Be Available?
Great question! Official details have yet to be released regarding the 2017 Honda CR-V’s availability, though word through the grapevine indicates that November 19th will mark the SUV’s formal unveiling. By year’s end, or within the first quarter of 2017, you should be able to find the new CR-V across the country and at our Miami Honda dealership. Stay tuned for more information, and be sure to check our new Honda inventory online when these SUVs roll into our showroom.
Can’t hold your horses for the 2017 Honda CR-V? Come by our Honda dealership in Miami at 16165 South Dixie Hwy to view our 2016 Honda models, including the CR-V, Civic, HR-V, Odyssey, and more! We even have low-priced used cars for sale—which are some of the best used cars in Miami, even—and offer incredible car specials for new Honda models and other vehicles in our pre-owned inventory. Call South Motors Honda today at 855-871-9400 to schedule a test drive.